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August 26, 1999 - Industry News

ABF Allows Customers To Personalize Web Pages

Customers of ABF Freight System, Fort Smith, AR, can now create personalized web pages that greatly simplify navigation of ABF's web site

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August 26, 1999 - Industry News

Roadrunner Trucking Launches Special Services Division

Roadrunner Trucking, Albuquerque, NM, has launched a specialized division that increases its operating tractor fleet by more than 20%

Tags: Fleets

August 25, 1999 - Industry News

California's "Most Dangerous Mile"

The Los Angeles Times has analyzed California Highway Patrol data and found the most dangerous one-mile section of interstate for truck accidents: Interstate 5, where northbound trucks leaving the Long Beach freeway must enter northbound I-5 in the fast lane and merge into heavy traffic

Tags: Highways

August 25, 1999 - Industry News

Baltimore Truckers Threatening Walkout

Independent truckers who haul containers in and out of the Baltimore Port are threatening to withhold their services beginning Sept. 1 unless they get higher pay; reduced delays in picking up and delivering containers; and better maintained and safer container chassis

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August 25, 1999 - Industry News

Barjan Acquires Wilson Antenna, Unique Products

Barjan Products has acquired Wilson Antenna, the top CB radio antenna company in the country, as well as Unique Products, a specialty trucking merchandise firm. Barjan says these acquisitions will make it the top CB antenna manufacturer

Tags: Industry

August 25, 1999 - Industry News

Mississippi Opens I-110 Bridge

All lanes are again open on the Interstate 110 bridge over the Back Bay in Biloxi, MS, which has been closed to southbound truck traffic for more than two months

Tags: Highways

August 25, 1999 - Industry News

McLeod Software Plans Annual Software Conference

McLeod Software, Birmingham, AL, is planning its ninth annual Software Users Conference for Sept. 23-25 in Birmingham

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August 24, 1999 - Industry News

NTSB To Hold Second Truck Safety Hearing

The National Transportation Safety Board is holding the second in a series of hearings on truck safety next week in Nashville, TN

Tags: Safety

August 24, 1999 - Industry News

Harley-Davidson Driver Wins Second Consecutive Driving Championship

Marty Lawson, a driver for Harley-Davidson Transportation, was named Grand Champion for the second year in a row at the National Truck Driving Championships in Tampa, FL, last week

Tags: Events

August 24, 1999 - Industry News

Paccar Sells Retail Automotive Parts Group

Paccar has agreed to sell its retail automotive parts and accessories business

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August 24, 1999 - Industry News

Hundreds Of LA Area Bridges Too Low

Hundreds of bridges in Los Angeles and Orange counties are lower than modern standards, reports the Los Angeles Times in the wake of an investigation of accidents caused by oversized trucks hitting overpasses

Tags: Highways

August 23, 1999 - Industry News

Vancouver Port Strike Yields Hourly Trucker Pay

A month-long strike at the port of Vancouver, British Columbia, has resulted in a deal that calls for truckers to be paid an hourly wage instead of a flat rate for each container handled

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August 23, 1999 - Industry News

Maverick Raises Driver Pay

Maverick Transportation, Little Rock, AR, has announced a new pay scale for drivers in its longhaul division

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August 23, 1999 - Industry News

CabCard Drivers Talk Free Tomorrow

Drivers with CabCard prepaid calling cards will enjoy Talk Free Day all day tomorrow, August 25, smack in the middle of National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

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August 22, 1999 - Industry News

AFL-CIO Backs Seattle Port Truckers' Strike

AFL-CIO President John Sweeney last week joined a rally of striking owner-operators and supporters at the Port of Seattle

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August 22, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Drivers Get Appreciation Week

America's 3 million professional truck drivers are being honored this week during the American Trucking Assn.-sponsored annual National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

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August 22, 1999 - Industry News

California Task Force Discusses Truck Lane Options

A regional task force last week discussed ways to make more room on Southern California highways for big rigs

Tags: Highways

August 22, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Truck Ban Shows Results, But Local Officials Want More

Truck traffic has decreased on key New Jersey roads since Gov. Christie Whitman announced a ban on through trucks on non-national highways last month. But some local officials want even tougher rules

Tags: Highways

August 22, 1999 - Industry News

San Antonio Dealer Building New Facility

Janoe Kenworth Trucks plans to open a new, full-service facility on Interstate 10 in San Antonio this January

Tags: Industry

August 19, 1999 - Industry News

Ryder Opens Charter School-In-The-Workplace

Ryder System, Miami, FL, yesterday dedicated the Ryder Elementary Charter School, the nation's first charter school-in-the-workplace

Tags: Fleets

August 19, 1999 - Industry News

New Web Site Allows Dock Reports

A new web site allows carriers to research and report conditions at shipping and receiving docks

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August 18, 1999 - Industry News

Teamsters Continue Overnite Campaign

The Teamsters union reports more progress in its ongoing campaign to organize Overnite Transportation

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August 18, 1999 - Industry News

National Truck Driving Championships This Week

The National Truck Driving Championships are under way in Tampa, FL

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August 18, 1999 - Industry News

Colorado Governor Declares Mudslide Disaster

The governor of Colorado last week issued a disaster declaration, hoping to get federal help to repair millions of dollars of damage to the state's highways by mudslides

Tags: Highways

August 17, 1999 - Industry News

Driver Wages Still On The Rise

Driver pay among truckload carriers is rising at an annual rate of 3.8%, according to The National Survey of Driver Wages

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